After looking at the services offered, I have a feeling I would like to keep subscribing to the Gizmoplex after my 12 months are up. I am wondering what the plans are for continuing the service. Will it be a lump subscription rate? Personally I would like the option to have one single payment. Something on par with other subscription services is what I always imagined.
I really like the idea of the Gizmoplex, but when it comes to anything beyond the Kickstarter, I don’t really know what to expect.
Honestly, I don’t think they’ve given this any thought. They are just wrapping up filming the season and building the virtual theater. There were some rumbling during the kickstarter of how to fund the show into the future, but nothing is confirmed yet.
Not that they have a platform to host their content, and a way for people to buy and view it all in one app they willore than likely make a good profit since they aren’t reliant on other platforms who would take a big pay cut.
They could have a subscription service where you have access to all content if you have an active monthly subscription. And even use the platform to accept donations or “tips” to the bots.
The beauty of cutting ties with major corporations is that they can take it wherever they want it really.
I think that they built the Gizmoplex so they can keep doing this as long as people keep subscribing in enough numbers to make it feasible to keep it up. I don’t know if they’ll do another full Kickstarter, but I can imagine a membership drive like public television (Public Pearl!) to entice folks to re-up for a full year so they know what is in the bank so they can pursue another year of shows.
There is a “manage subscription” option in the desktop version of the Gizmoplex. I believe a subscription service is part of the benefit of having your own platform, it would be hard for me to imagine them taking this route and not doing that.
In fact, I’d say that was a part of the initial conversations.
I searched through all the MST episodes available for purchase through the app, and all the way at the bottom, past all the episodes, are all the options for the Gizmoplex passes. There’s 3/6/12 months, plus some episode and shorts bundles. So if you want to extend your subscription, it looks like you’ll be able to do it there (or presumably on a browser, for Roku/Fire TV users.)
You’re right that we haven’t confirmed anything yet, but we’ve been thinking about it non-stop – because if we want to roll into Season 14 next year, we’ll need to have a clear plan for how that would happen by the middle of this year!